Chapter 11 – What Do You Want To Do (2)
After returning with the medicine, her servant girls retired for the night. The residence was silent as most of the people went to sleep. Ye Mu took this time to sneak out.
Afraid of being assassinated by an expert, Ye Li had transferred all the guards in the residence to his place. Therefore, it was easy for Ye Mu to do anything she wanted smoothly.
Her destination was the place where Mo Linyuan and Ye Xiaolang were. She frowned when she entered the slave hut, which was dark and damp and reeked of a musty odor, which meant it was already growing molds. If a person lives in this kind of place, even if he isn’t sick, he is bound to be ill sooner or later.
But her small courtyard was already full. Apparently, her first order of business tomorrow it to find a way to let them live in the side rooms.
“Who is it?!”
As the result of living on edge and caution for a long time, Mo Linyuan instantly woke up the moment Ye Mu came in. As soon as he uttered a sound, Ye Xiaolang to his side was also risen from his slumber. “What is it? What’s happening?!”
When they sat up, disoriented and still half-asleep, they were shocked silly to see Ye Mu standing at the door.
“Shh!” Ye Mu placed a finger to her lips sternly, signaling for them to be silent, and then she tiptoed inside quietly.
As she walked, her luxurious silk sleepwear wass illuminated by the only oil lamp in the room.
Shining with a rich luster, Ye Mu did not care in the slightest about her own skirts dragging against the dirty ground. Because of her short stature, she almost climbed into the bed on all fours.
Ye Xiaolang was a little stumped for words. Afterwards, he saw Ye Mu toss a package wrapped in paper towards him.
“There isn’t enough food to eat, isn’t there? Eat this!”
As soon as the Ye Xiaolang was able to catch it, the delicious and tantalizing scent of chicken drifted from it. He suddenly couldn’t help but drool.
“Young lady!” He looked gratefully at Ye Mu.
“Yes!” Ye Xiaolang didn’t need to be told twice. He only spared a quick glance at Mo Linyuan, then sat on the broken couch to wolf down the chicken drumsticks.
Mo Linyuan did not look at him, his eyes were only at Ye Mu, wary and full of questions.
“What do you want to do?”
Ye Mu sighed at this tone of voice. Indeed, truly stingy, ah! Even until here, after she had saved him, he still would not soften up to her.
She shook the medicine in her hand and meaningfully said, “They bandaged you too, didn’t they? However, the wound on your shoulder will go bad if you don’t take good and proper care of it.”
He sat up straight, and this time more cautious than ever, he asked again, enunciating each word carefully, “And after that, what do you want to do?”
From the day she came to save him, this bossy young lady has become very different—she wants to kill him then she wants to let him go. In the end, she ultimately switched her attitude and changed her mind about killing him.
But these contradictory moods in her—he had noticed it all. So now his thoughts were in disarray, hopefully wondering and soberly suspecting at the same time if she was trying to change, or she only had an ulterior motive. But who was he fooling? It could only be the latter.
After all, for Ye Mu to personally give them medicine and food in the middle of the night, no matter how majestic her reasons are, it’s not something Ye Mu would usually do. Especially not something that can be considered kind.
When he thought of these heavy, pessimistic thoughts, he slowly spat out the words plaguing his heart, “Or perhaps…do you want to kill me without doing it yourself?”